Salman Rushdie Net Worth

Salman Rushdie Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Salman Rushdie net worth is
$15 Million

Salman Rushdie Wiki Biography

Ahmed Salman Rushdie was born on the 19th June 1947, in Bombay, then British India and is an essayist and author of fiction; the scene of his work is often the Indian subcontinent. He became famous for his novels “Midnight’s Children” (1981) and “The Satanic Verses” (1988), and for the latter, he was hit by a fatwa of the Iranian Muslim cleric Khomeini. Rushdie went into hiding for the first ten years and was thereafter under constant British police protection. Rushdie is the winner of various literature awards, including Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, Golden Pen Award, Hutch Crossword Book Award and many others. Salman has been active as a writer since 1975.

How much is the net worth of Salman Rushdie? It has been estimated that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $15 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Books are main source of Rushdie’s fortune.

Salman Rushdie Net Worth $15 Million

To begin with, Rushdie grew up in Bombay, in the family of a businessman-lawyer and a teacher. Later, he studied history and graduated with honours from King’s College, Cambridge, England. He then worked at advertising agencies (Ogilvy & Mather and Ayer Barker) before devoting himself entirely to literature.

Despite his Indian origins, Rushdie is one of the leading writers of modern English literature. He began his writing career with “Grimus” (1975) part fantasy part science fiction tale, which was generally ignored by the public and critics. His next book, “Midnight’s Children” (1981) brought him literary fame, is considered to be his best work, and had a great impact on Indian and British literature. After the success of “Midnight’s Children”, Rushdie published a short novel “Shame” in 1983. Here he gives a picture of the political turmoil in the independent Pakistan; both works are characterized by their magic realist style and approach to the Indian subcontinent from the perspective of the immigrant.

In 1988, “The Satanic Verses” was released. The book mixes the Quran with Bollywood, which led to controversy on a global scale, such that in the summer of 1989, a bomb was exploded in London’s Paddington that was meant for Rushdie. The British government banned a Pakistani movie, in which Rushdie is depicted as a casino owner who wants to overthrow the Pakistani government. Rushdie was against this ban and praised the scenes of the film. His fame and net worth were both growing.

Thereafter Rushdie’s horizon widened: besides India and Pakistan, he brought the Western world into the picture – “The Moor’s Last Sigh” (1995) addresses the cultural and trade relations between India and the Iberian Peninsula. Four years later in “The Ground Beneath her Feet” (1999), the rock ‘n’ roll scene in the background of the USA is described. “Fury” (2001) takes mostly place in the USA, and is about New York during the height of America’s wealth and power. In the novel, “Shalimar the Clown” (2005) Rushdie discusses the problems of the state of Kashmir, which is disputed by India and Pakistan. In his autobiographical novel – “Joseph Anton” (2012) – the author describes the events of his life under the ongoing fatwa as well as this friendships with other authors. He emphasized among other things that the events had not changed him as a writer. Recently, “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (2015) was released, a story again set in New York.

Rushdie was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981 and the Booker of Bookers Prize in 1993; this is the award for the best novel in 25 years to win a Booker Prize.

Finally, in the personal life of the author, Rushdie has been married four times, including to Clarissa Luard (1976–1987) with whom he has a son; Marianne Wiggins(1988–1993); Elizabeth West (1997–2004) which produced another son; and finally to date, to Padma Lakshmi(2004–2007).

Full NameSalman Rushdie
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJune 19, 1947
Place Of BirthMumbai, India
Height5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)
ProfessionWriter, Novelist, Author, Copywriter, Screenwriter
EducationCathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, Rugby School, Warwickshire, King's College, University of Cambridge
SpousePadma Lakshmi (m. 2004–2007), Elizabeth West (1997-2004), Marianne Wiggins (1988-1993), Clarissa Luard (1976-1987)
ChildrenMilan Rushdie, Zafar Rushdie
ParentsAnis Ahmed Rushdie, Negin Bhatt
NicknamesAhmed Salman Rushdie , Rushdie, Salman , Sir Salman Rushdie , Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie , अहमद सलमान रुशदी , احمد سلمان رشدی
AwardsHans Christian Andersen Literature Award, Golden Pen Award, Writers’ Guild Award, Hutch Crossword Book Award, Winner of Booker Prize (1981), Edgerton Prize of the American Civil Liberties Union, Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France (1999
NominationsKnighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours (2007), Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (twice), James Tait Black Prize, European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature, Author of the Year Prizes (Britain, Germany)
MoviesMidnight's Children, Then She Found Me, Concerning the Bodyguard, Paperback Dreams, Odd Streets Run West, Great Writers: Salman Rushdie
TV ShowsNext People
1[Comment on the Fatwa] I wish I'd written a more offensive book...
2I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force of liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. "Respect for religion" has become a code phrase meaning "fear of religion". Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and yes, our fearless disrespect.
3The suicide bomber's imagination leads him to believe in a brilliant act of heroism, when in fact he is blowing himself up pointlessly and taking other people's lives.
4The lessons learned at school are not necessarily those the school thinks it's teaching.
5[on how he managed to weather the storm over 'Satanic Verses'] Just by being bloody-minded. I think I'm tougher than I thought I was. One of the things...was that I just wanted to be myself... to keep writing books I wanted to write. I think, if you knew nothing about my life story, if you'd never seen anything about my life and all you had was my books to look at, there isn't a great rift in 1989. It's not that writing after that is radically different in the writing before that. I think [it] has its own continuity, and I've tried very hard to do that.
6[on a forced shutdown in Sri Lanka during the filming of 'Midnight's Children'] We lost two day's shooting and a lot of sleep. It's clear that there was somebody in the Iranian foreign ministry - I don't know who, and I don't know at how high a level it was, but someone - said to the Sri Lankan ambassador they they disapproved of the permission having been given [to film] and that it should be revoked. Fortunately Deepa [Mehta] as part of the process of planning the film, had personally been to see the president of Sri Lanka [as a project for]trying to develop the film industry in Sri Lanka, develop it as a location for filming, and that they saw this as being a kind of showcase for that. So they were very supportive of it.. The moment we got to the president's office he said, 'No,of course you must make your film'.
7Education changes the world. If you have generations of children being brought up in extremist madrasas to believe that that world view is the correct world view, then you create generations of people with built-in hostilities. Even if nothing had happened to exacerbate those hostilities, even if there had not been an Iraq war, the mindset of generations, particularly of young men, has been badly affected. You see that anti-semitism is taken for granted, and that a highly misogynistic world view is propagated, where the role of women is cast as secondary. And when you get to other issues like the treatment of religious minorities or sexual minorities, there's a fantastic hostility. So you're bringing up generations of bigoted children.
8You can't be elected dog-catcher in America unless you're a Christian. For someone like me who spent a lot of his adult life in England and western Europe,it's probably the biggest single difference between the United States and the rest of the western democracies.
9I still refuse to call it 'Mumbai', as do many people who live there. It's not ancient like Delhi, with thousands of years of history. Essentially it's a city the British built because they thought the natural harbour would be useful to the navy. They reclaimed land to join together seven islands into what is now the peninsula of south Bombay, then they built a fort and the city grew around it.
1According to the memoir "Joseph Anton", Keith Vaz MP promised Rushdie support over the phone, and then supported a protest against him.
2Mentioned in Theresa Rebeck's play "Seminar".
3New York City, New York [June 2007]
4Helped pick the phrase "naughty but nice" as an advertising slogan to sell cakes in 1970s Britain.
5He was awarded a British Knighthood in the 2007 Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honors List for his services to Literature.
6His book "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" was written for his son Zafar while he was in hiding, and they could not meet.
7Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 379-388. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
8He is the father with Clarissa of Zafar Rushdie, born 1980, and with Elizabeth of Milan Rushdie, born 1999.
9Sentenced to death in 1989 for his book "The Satanic Verses" by the Ayatollah Khomeini, who proclaimed the book to be an insult to the Islamic religion. He has lived under police protection ever since. Since the Ayatollah's death, he has become a slightly more public person.


Concerning the Bodyguard2015Short voice
W1A2014TV SeriesSalman Rushdie
River of Fundament2014Wake Guest
Midnight's Children2012Narrator (voice)
Odd Streets Run West2011Short
Then She Found Me2007Dr. Masani


Midnight's Children2012based on a book by / screenplay
Der goldene Zweig2012Short short story
Next People2012TV Series creator - written by
29th Telluride Film Festival Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2002: Terry Gilliam Interviewed by Salman Rushdie2003Video documentary
Jackanory1993TV Series short stories - 1 episode


Midnight's Children2012executive producer
Next People2012TV Series executive producer


Le cercle de minuit1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
Droit d'auteurs1996TV SeriesHimself
7 sur 71996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bouillon de culture1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The Lost Portrait1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lo + plus1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Face to Face1994TV SeriesHimself
In Search of Oz1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Have I Got News for You1994TV SeriesHimself
3res 14torze 16tze1993TV SeriesHimself
Without Walls1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Opinions1982TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La grande librairie2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Panelist
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
El Bosco. El jardín de los sueños2016DocumentaryHimself
Tria332015TV SeriesHimself
Well Read V2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2008-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: National Treasures2015TV MovieHimself
Imagine2012-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+2008-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Página 22009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fareed Zakaria GPS2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose1992-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host
Salman Rushdie, l'Inde imaginaire2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Author (segment "Hitchens")
The One Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Profil, Poveste, Personaj2010TV SeriesHimself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHimself
Qwerty2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams2009DocumentaryHimself
Els matins a TV32005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La traversée du désir2009DocumentaryHimself
Au Field de la nuit2008TV SeriesHimself
Café littéraire2008TV SeriesHimself
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2008TV SeriesHimself
British Style Genius2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Paperback Dreams2008DocumentaryHimself
Newsnight2008TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shrink Rap2008TV SeriesHimself
Der Unbequeme - Der Dichter Günter Grass2007DocumentaryHimself
Texas Monthly Talks2006TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Beckmann2006TV SeriesHimself
Druckfrisch2006TV SeriesHimself
Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
La mirada crítica2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Campus, le magazine de l'écrit2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Tout le monde en parle2005TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2005TV SeriesHimself
Spot2005TV Series documentaryHimself
News 24 Sunday2005TV SeriesHimself
9/11/03: A Day in the Life of New York2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
HARDtalk Extra2005TV SeriesHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2005TV SeriesHimself
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch2004TV SpecialSalman Rushdie - Interviewee
29th Telluride Film Festival Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2002: Terry Gilliam Interviewed by Salman Rushdie2003Video documentaryHimself
U2: The Best of 1990-20002002Video documentaryHimself (segment "The Ground Beneath Her Feet")
Sabine Christiansen1999-2002TV Series
The 100 Greatest Films2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Culture et dépendances2001TV SeriesHimself
Bridget Jones's Diary2001Himself (uncredited)
The 10 Commandments of Creativity2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dirty Pictures2000TV MovieHimself (Special Appearances by)
Un siècle d'écrivains1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Thé ou café1999TV SeriesHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1999TV SeriesHimself
In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ruby1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Brunch1997TV SeriesHimself
Ex Libris1997TV SeriesHimself
The South Bank Show1997TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

That's So...2016TV Series documentaryHimself
CNN Newsroom2015TV SeriesHimself - 'Satanic Verses' author
The Hitch2014DocumentaryHimself
How Video Games Changed the World2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
5 jaar later2011TV SeriesHimself
50 años de2009TV SeriesHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Deadline2006TV Series documentaryHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You'2002VideoHimself
Salman Rushdie - fem år efter1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Peter's Friends1992Himself (uncredited)
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CAAdapted ScreenplayMidnight's Children (2012)

Known for movies

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